Monday, August 30, 2010

Hunger Games Part 3

So my goal to get this piece done in time for the release of the final book was not met. "Mockingjay" was excellent though and an appropriate wrap-up to the series. I couldn't put the book down once I got to the last half!

So this is the next step in the piece. I used Photoshop to do some color sketching and create a rough sense of where I wanted the foliage to be. I wanted to create a sense of Katniss looking out from the shadows of the trees - I wanted her to look a little dangerous and mysterious.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Hunger Games Part 2

Sorry for the break. I was out for a bit of surgery but back and ready to go.

So let's get back to the Hunger Games piece. The new book, Mockingjay, comes out on the 24th and for fans of the series, like me, we can't wait.When I posted last about it, here, I was just creating some sketches of Katniss. Since that time I made some additional thumbnails of how I might like to compose the portrait.With these scribbles I was ready to shoot some references. I had just the right model (she's even 16) and location in mind. The shoot was a great success except for the hoards of mosquitoes. It was unbelievable. I really like much of the pose but there are some things I will have to fix. I captured the mood I was hoping for though and I included the elements of water and woods.
Next up will be to get into Photoshop and sketch in some foliage to create the framing planned in the thumbnails.